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Andropogon gerardii 'Red October' PP26283

Red October Big Bluestem

The keyword for this stunner is 'red'. Red highlights on deep green leaves in spring then in autumn, the leaves redden, mature to burgundy, becoming absolutely scarlet at first frost. Even the turkey foot seed heads are a burgundy red! This upright, tough native is particularly showy in a fall blooming perennial border. Asexual propagation prohibited.

Exposure:

Sun

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Height:

3-6 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Characteristics & Attributes for Andropogon gerardii 'Red October'

Attributes
Fast Grower
Attractive Foliage
Fall Bloomer
Drought Tolerant
Dried Flower
Fall Foliage
Native
Disease Resistant
High Humidity Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Cut Flower
Upright
Heat Tolerant
Cold Tolerant
Flower Color
Red
Foliage Color
Red
Best Usage
Border or Bed
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Wildlife
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Growth Rate
Fast
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